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    Default Re: 1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

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    Hey you learn something new every day. I didn’t know what a mule spinner was: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinning_mule
    And yet we all are familiar with Monroe's Mule Spinner Blues, right?

    Or did I get that wrong...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by allenhopkins View Post
    And yet we all are familiar with Monroe's Mule Spinner Blues, right?

    Or did I get that wrong...?
    Such a great image of a mule spinning.... I guess first cousin to cow tipping?
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    Default Re: 1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

    I read "Empire of Cotton" last winter.

    NMC of course, but a lot of information on the development of spinning technologies, industrialization, slave economies, 18th and 19th industrial and plantation working conditions.

    Hair raising, of course.

    As expected, more than a few sacred cows are led to the bbq.

    Highly recommended.


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    Well thanks everyone for your input. I was able to trade it for a 1946 Gibson LG-2 and a some $$. Which made me quite happy as it went to capable hands, and the work the Gibson needs is well within my skill set. I've already begun its restoration.

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    Glad you made a good trade. I saw that your NH craigslist post was gone, and was wondering what kind of a deal you'd made.
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    Congratulations on the nice LG-2. But dust off your deep throat clamps and brace jacks; the odds are pretty good that you will find at least 2 or 3 loose glue joints inside, maybe more. It comes with the territory with Gibson flat tops from this era. A fellow repairman once quipped that during this period, Gibson had a foreman who "started the day's shift by sprinkling a little glue into the water-pot."

    It should be worth it, though-- these are usually quite good instruments once they've been tightened up.
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    That sounds like a very good deal. 1940s Gibsons and Martins prices are going quite high these days. I sold a 48 LG2 last year and I see the same guitar is offered for considerably more. To get that guitar and cash you did great.
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